Our final submission date was December 7, 2017. We want to thank all filmmakers who shared their work with us. It was a challenging and daunting task to make sure that every film got a fair shot at participating in QWFF.
We pride ourselves on curating an exciting festival, featuring international and local filmmakers, seasoned professionals, first time directors and everything in between. We are running for 2 weeks at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image and at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios March 15 – 25, 2018 and expect to screen around 80 films.
We program in thematic BLOCKS, grouping films together to create a specific cinematic experience. Each BLOCK has a theme, a host, a Q&A and receives targeted marketing to make sure the films are accessible to an interested audience.
QWFF is about heart, guts, commitment. It is a dynamic time on our planet. As storytellers who hold the mirror up to show us who we are, now is not the time to back off. Bring on your craft and your heart let's see what you got.
THEMES WE ARE INTERESTED IN
What is funny?
Spiritual vs Religious
Understanding the 'other'
The twists that bind our families
Love and all it's messy, gooey, wonderful foibles
Coming together and blowing apart
Who are we to each other?
IF YOUR FILM IS SHOT ON FILM
Thanks to the Eastman Kodak Company, the 8th Annual Queens World Film Festival is thrilled to announce a brand new award: The Kodak Product Prize for Best Motion Picture Shot on Film.
This special jury prize will go to the filmmaker who makes the most outstanding use of motion picture film in their submission. QWFF Artistic Director Don Cato will nominate three motion pictures shot on film from this year's submissions, of any genre and of any length, to be submitted to Eastman Kodak for selection of the final winner. The winner will be announced on closing night of the festival and will receive the KODAK PRODUCT PRIZE: a $1000 total value of S16MM or 35MM Film Stock and/or Kodak Lab Processing at the New York, Atlanta or London Kodak.
Films in competition may win ‘Best of’ or ‘Honorable Mention’ in each category and there are several awards for special achievements: Emerging Filmmaker, Audience Awards, Unique Vision and others.
BEST SCREENPLAY WINNERS will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
CHOOSE A SUBMISSION PLATFORM:
-- Early Bird Deadline: November 6, 2017
-- Regular Deadline:December 10, 2017 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
ANIMATION (Shorts: under 30 minutes, Features: between 50 and 120 minutes)
Move the inanimate, make it interesting, make it engaging, dig into the craft and go out as far as you dare because we're game to see it.
DOCUMENTARY (Shorts: under 30 minutes, Features: between 50 and 120 minutes)
A documentary film is a piece of work that delivers a clear picture of the topic, not propaganda. Shine the light on something, nudge the rock aside, let's take a look.
NARRATIVE (Shorts: under 30 minutes, Features: between 50 and 120 minutes)
Narrative films should be quite simply: a sequence of fictional events. Tell us a good story and do it with everything you've got. Bring on your craft, use your imagination, show us something, we want you to send us work that you are proud of.
FAMILY FILM (Shorts: under 30 minutes, Features: between 50 and 120 minutes)
We are looking for Indie films that families can enjoy together and we love giving them the opportunity to see something other than an extremely noisy franchise.
EXPERIMENTAL (Shorts: under 30 minutes)
Are you coloring outside of the lines? Is your work experimental? Mixed media? New media? Webbish? Bring it.